Texas Spousal Support Guidelines
In a divorce, one household will be split into two — and will be forced to survive with largely the same income. Our knowledgeable Grapevine spousal support attorneys can explain the legal process and any challenges you might face through these mediations.
At the Law Offices of Thomas & Henderson, we have more than 40 combined years of experience guiding clients through divorce and support cases. We strive to educate our clients on their options while advising them on the best course of action.
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Through a divorce proceeding, it is difficult to get a judge to set spousal support unless three requirements are met:
- The marriage has lasted at least 10 years.
- The party seeking support must be either disabled or not able to work in some manner.
- The parties must have a child who is disabled and the seeking parent cannot leave the child to work.
These are very stringent requirements that affect only a small portion of the couples seeking divorce in Texas. It is possible, though, for temporary spousal maintenance to be awarded while the divorce is pending.
Support Agreements Through Mediation
Even with the strict support requirements in place, it is possible for parties to come to an agreement through mediation. If both parties are able to discuss and resolve this dispute using the skill and assistance of their lawyers, the judge will sign off on the spousal support and the three requirements will not come into play at all. An experienced attorney can guide you through this process and explain your options to you.
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If you have questions regarding spousal support or alimony in Texas, contact the Law Offices of Thomas & Henderson, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. Reach us by calling 817-358-8900 or by completing the contact form on this website.